ERIC Number: ED243342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-28
Reference Count: 0
Recruiting Trends 1983-84. A Study of 617 Businesses, Industries, Governmental Agencies, and Educational Institutions Employing New College Graduates.
Shingleton, John D.; Scheetz, L. Patrick
Information on job market trends for 1983-1984 college graduates are presented in narrative summaries and statistical tables. Attention is directed to trends in hiring, expected starting salaries, campus recruiting activities, and other related topics, based on a survey of a cross-section of 617 employers from business, industry, government, and education. Findings include the following: hiring quotas are up about 5 percent for 1983-1984, and starting salaries are up about 2.8 percent; graduates with bachelor's degrees will receive an average starting salary of $19,306, while master's degree graduates will receive an average of $22,094, and Ph.D. graduates will receive $23,650; technical graduates will be among the most highly recruited by employers, particularly electrical engineers and computer science graduates; however, slight declines in demand will occur for some technical fields; business majors are expected to be in moderate demand by employers; and job opportunities for new college graduates are expected to be best in the Southwest and the Southeast, followed by the Southcentral states. Additional areas that are examined include: employer interview schedules, selection criteria for new college graduates, training for new college hires, and turnover by new college graduates. (SW)
Descriptors: Business, College Graduates, Employment Opportunities, Higher Education, Industry, Labor Market, Majors (Students), Occupational Surveys, Recruitment, Salaries, Specialization, Trend Analysis
Placement Services, Michigan State University, 113 Student Services Building, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Placement Services.